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What I told USA Today about the attack on the Capitol

On January 6, 2021, we all watched in horror as thousands of right-wing extremists mounted a grotesque attack on the U.S. Capitol.

They attacked our democracy. They attempted to stop the peaceful transfer of power. And they injured over 140 members of the Capitol and Metropolitan police forces.

And in the weeks since, Republican leaders have flatly refused to approve a bipartisan commission to investigate the causes of the insurrection at the Capitol.

So excuse me if I get a little cranky when I hear those very same Republican leaders declare that they are the party of "law and order." That they are the only ones who should be trusted to reform our law enforcement practices. That they have an exclusive right to stand with our public safety professionals.

We have a lot of work to do in this country to reform law enforcement. We must demand accountability from those bad actors who commit crimes while wearing a badge. Every American, no matter his or her skin color, should be able to trust that they will be treated fairly and with justice by law enforcement.

As I told USA Today, those reforms are not going to come from the likes of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Marco Rubio:

USA Today: Democrats point to January 6 as a counter to Republican attacks

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Posted on June 29, 2021 in Latest Updates.